That’s the day America is waiting for.
That’s the day that it is on!
August 6 in Cleveland, Ohio: Trumpamania gets real.
Or more unreal.
Or…well…you get the picture.
Whatever it is, this Trumpamania thing is getting serious.
Seriously funny, seriously sad, and seriously bizarre all at the same time.
It’s as though the judgment of God has come upon the Republican Party and its desperate Pagan “conservatives” in a uniquely comedic, derisive, and destructive way. Consider the following passage in light of The Donald’s utter domination of establishment-preferred “leaders” in the “top tier” of the Pagan Political Right:
Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
~ Psalm 2:1-4 (emphasis added)
When we see that the Pagan Political Right and Pagan Political Left are two wings of the same dragon and that America has been purposefully cultivated into a people openly at war with God on nearly every front, this passage seems to take on a certain clarity and application for “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA. (See: How’s that Pagan “conservatism” workin’ out for ya, Christian?)
While I don’t mean to force Scripture inappropriately, I can’t help but see God’s derisive laughter on display here in the form of Trumpamania(!).
After all, is there a less repentant, more proud, or more perfect representative of “We the People” of the Pagan Political Right than Donald Trump? (See: When Conservatism Trumps Christianity.)
Before we get any further here, let me be clear that though I believe that The Trumpinator can win both the Republican nomination and the general election (yes, really), I’m not necessarily saying that I believe he will do either. We’ll talk more about that in future posts, perhaps.
What I am convinced of is The Donald’s value as a gauge and indicator as to the true character of the Pagan “conservative” Right and the comically desperate extremes to which it will plunge in order to “make America great again” apart from humble repentance and submission to Christ as King in practice.
Apparently, we’d rather have the “leadership” of The Donald than the lordship of The Lord.
That’s what will “make America great again” to many on the Pagan “conservative” Right.
And that’s what’s known in deep theological terms as “a big problem”.
So what do we do?
What do we do today, tomorrow, and every other day between now and Trumpamania(!) on August 6?
Pray for American brokenness, humility, and repentance. (See: Confronting Americult.)
Pray for Donald Trump.
Pray for Barack Obama.
Pray for all of our would-be “leaders”, that they might repent, believe, and personally take up the Gospel command to make obedient disciples of all nations, teaching them to do all that Christ the King has commanded. (See: Matthew 28:18-20.)
Pray for leaders who will follow Christ in all things and inspire others to do the same, politically, economically, and in every other area of life.
That would be, as The Trumpinator might say, “Absolutely amazing!”
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Thank you for your time. interest, and support!
Soli Deo Gloria,
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